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About to relaunch, Eastern Air Lines seeks flight attendants

The first aircraft belonging to Eastern Air Lines Group is shown in Ireland after being painted; it will be delivered to Miami soon, the company says.
The first aircraft belonging to Eastern Air Lines Group is shown in Ireland after being painted; it will be delivered to Miami soon, the company says.

Eastern Air Lines Group, the soon-to-launch second coming of the defunct carrier, is on the lookout for flight attendants.

The Miami-based airline will hold a recruiting session the weekend of Nov. 22. Those interested in applying must first fill out a form online, which can be found at http://easternairlines.aero/event-info.html; the airline will invite candidates to an in-person presentation and interviews.

Applicants must be at least 21; have a high school diploma or equivalent; be able to swim without assistance; speak, read and understand English and Spanish and have a valid passport or equivalent travel documents.

Eastern, which will initially operate as a charter airline, is awaiting certification by the Federal Aviation Administration. The airline said it plans to start operating in early 2015 with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

The old Eastern went out of business in 1991, but a group of airline managers acquired its intellectual property in 2011 with plans to resurrect the carrier. The majority stakeholder of the new company is Vincent Viola, co-owner of the Florida Panthers and executive chairman of electronic trading firm Virtu Financial.

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